About GWS

Our innovative and award-winning faculty include pioneers who have shaped the fields of women's and sexuality studies. They have expertise in a wide variety of academic disciplines, combining research in history, sociology, anthropology and other fields with gender and sexuality studies. They bring a comprehensive and transnational lens to the historical and contemporary study of the impact of gender on individuals and institutions.

GWS students, faculty and staff enjoy a sense of community with others who share an interest in gender scholarship and benefit from Chicago 's vibrant opportunities for enrichment and activism. UIC is a public research institution located in the heart of metropolitan Chicago, with an outstanding reputation for celebrating diversity, civic engagement and community partnerships.